Croda International (LON:CRDA) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Media coverage about Croda International (LON:CRDA) has trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Croda International earned a news impact score of -1.88 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
CRDA traded down GBX 85 ($1.12) on Thursday, hitting GBX 5,100 ($67.09). 309,422 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 455,652. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 78.01, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.74. The business’s fifty day moving average is GBX 5,090.44 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 4,877.78. Croda International has a fifty-two week low of GBX 48.62 ($0.64) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 5,415 ($71.23). The firm has a market capitalization of $6.58 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.87.
Several research firms recently issued reports on CRDA. Goldman Sachs Group increased their price target on shares of Croda International from GBX 4,400 ($57.88) to GBX 4,625 ($60.84) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 8th. Barclays cut shares of Croda International to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 5,300 ($69.72) to GBX 5,000 ($65.77) in a report on Monday, December 9th. Peel Hunt began coverage on shares of Croda International in a report on Wednesday. They set an “add” rating and a GBX 5,500 ($72.35) price target for the company. Liberum Capital cut shares of Croda International to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 4,500 ($59.19) to GBX 4,400 ($57.88) in a report on Monday, November 18th. Finally, Bank of America increased their price target on shares of Croda International from GBX 4,400 ($57.88) to GBX 4,625 ($60.84) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 4,871.43 ($64.08).
Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries.
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